The chances that the Denver Broncos and DE Elvis Dumeril will kiss and make up after last week's faxgate fiasco are looking slimmer by the day.
The Denver Post is reporting that Dumervil was less than overwhelmed by the team's new contract offer, and he's ready to start free-agent visits in the next 48 hours.
"We'd like to get it done as soon as possible, but I think Elvis wants to see what's out there and I think it's important for Elvis to see what else is out there," John Elway said Tuesday, via the Post. "We're also looking at other options too. We'd like it to be Elvis, but we also have to be prepared if it's not Elvis."
Per Mike Klis: 'The Broncos' latest proposal to Dumervil includes a signing bonus but no guaranteed money after the first year. His previous revised contract, which got hung up in fax machine purgatory Friday and missed the league deadline, was for three years and $30 million. It included a 2013 salary reduction from $12 million to $8 million, plus $3.5 million in injury guarantee in 2014.
The Broncos' proposal submitted Monday wasn't as lucrative in total money, although they believe it's fair given the discounted market for pass rushers this year. '